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the Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG ) 300 Capsules


Product Label

Supports Cardiovascular and Cellular Health.

Directions

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily, preferably with a meal.

Warning

Consult your healthcare provider prior touse if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.

Does Not Contain:

Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Gluten, Salt, Soy, Starch, Dairy, Fish, Citrus, Artificial Colors or Flavors, Nuts.

Potassium Citrate Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 CAPSULE
Servings Per Container   300
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
Potassium(As Potassium Citrate)
99 Mg
3%
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica.

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Vitamin ShoppePotassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy on stomach (4)
  • Easy to swallow (4)
  • Simple to take (4)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (4)
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    5.0

    Great value

    By Susan

    from Point Pleasant NJ

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    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

      Great value, easy to take

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Double benefits!

      By Jamz

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Health Conscious

      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

        Originally used this project to prevent cramps due to loss of electrolyes. According to Wikipedia and other sources, Potassium Citrate is perscribed by doctors to prevent flare-ups of Gout. I have to say the only time I have had a gout flare-up since I started using this is when I ran out... :-)

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Woman Need To Be Tested For This

        By jeweles

        from Boynton beach, Fl

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

          Since I am taking this, I no longer get Bronchitis. My Doctor checks my level every four months, and that has kept me out of the hospital for 10 years now.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Inexpensive and Double Benefit!

          By JefSeven

          from SE PA

          About Me Health Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Electrolyte Replacement

            Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

            I originally bought potassium to help prevent cramping on rides of more than 40 miles or so - the point at which I could start to feel them coming on in my hamstrings. I read that it doesn't really work that way, but that doesn't jive with my own experience that I can usually go for more miles than I can without it. I take one in the morning every day, and one at night if I've ridden that day. After doing some research, I found that the citrate version helps prevent kidney stones. Since my brother had one last year, I would imagine that I'm genetically predisposed to having one, but haven't yet. Since they seem to have a lot of benefit, and no downside that I can see, I recommend this product to anyone who excercises regularly.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Potassium Citrate VS-1081

            By Benjamin C

            from Undisclosed

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            • Convenience
            • price
            • Quality
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            • value

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                Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

                This key electrolyte aids in proper heart muscle functioning, as well as eliminates leg cramps at night,(my main use). Never really cared for bananas, and these quickly add a boost to your health. 3 caps a day each morning with the rest of my supplements and I'm good to go. Highly recommended for adolescents in their growth spurts, athletes in-training, etc.

                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good stuff :)

                By Gabriel D

                from Undisclosed

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                • Quality
                • Satisfaction
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                    Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate (99 MG) - 300 Capsules:

                    As the natural citric potassium salt, this product does a good job and doesn't cause me any upset stomach or any other discomfort. I take it with food and it works well for me. Hopefully it will help me never have to worry about kidney stones; plus it balances acidity---double win ;)

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                    Potassium Citrate
                    Already Asked: 4 Questions, 123 Answers
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                    Vitamin Shoppe Store asked: Why did you choose this?
                    Philip B: low cost Jun 24, 2014
                    dale w: helps with muscle cramps-any kind-especially if you don't eat enough potassium thru foods. Also if you are exercising and trying to get into shape you seem to experience a lot of muscle cramps-this helps-just one or two pills a day! Jun 24, 2014
                    Debra L: I use this on a daily basis for cramping in my legs and kidneys stones. Jun 22, 2014
                    Sharon G: I needed potassium and read the reviews on this product. It sounded like what I could use. Jun 19, 2014
                    NATHANIEL M: for kidney stones Jun 11, 2014
                    CAROL M: Postassium is necessary for proper muscular function. This pill is easy to take and helps with leg cramps. May 28, 2014
                    Michele H: Keeps my eletrlytes at a normal level May 26, 2014
                    James B: on a diet May 18, 2014
                    Shirley R: Heart health. May 13, 2014
                    John K: I chose this to improve overall general good health. May 7, 2014
                    Alicia P: My cat gets blocked kidneys and this helps bind the stones so they pass more easily May 4, 2014
                    Steve H: Quality and convenience May 3, 2014
                    BETTY E: Potassium Citrate has helped us with muscle pain. My husband and I both take meds that deplete our potassium causing us muscle cramps. This has allowed us full nights sleep without leg cramps. Apr 29, 2014
                    Paul S: Need for Cramping Apr 28, 2014
                    Geraldine R: To Help with Cramps on legs have not started taken it yet. Apr 28, 2014
                    Carl B: For restless legs. Apr 23, 2014
                    Katherine G: past purchase Apr 23, 2014
                    Ona O: keeps my electrolytes balanced Apr 11, 2014
                    James N: Preventative maintenance for Gout and Cramping. Apr 4, 2014
                    Erin H: I have allergies to many potassium rich vegetables and fruits and need a supplement. VS brand is easy to swallow and keeps me from getting cramps in my legs and feet from potassium deficiency. Apr 4, 2014
                    Michael Z: highly absorbable Apr 3, 2014
                    Xiaojing L: to have some support of Potassium. Apr 1, 2014
                    P. M: Dr recommended for my son, Vitamin Shoppe brand has been a good choice for a number of other products Apr 1, 2014
                    Christopher D: Most economical + good quality Mar 31, 2014
                    Fredna W: use this with exercise for muscle cramps Mar 26, 2014
                    Joyce K: supply was low Mar 24, 2014
                    Kristine B: Muscle spasms Mar 10, 2014
                    Patricia G: Something I read led me to taking just 1 99mg. extra a day, as we get potassium in other things. Feb 24, 2014
                    Dick Ann C: I use it regularly to balance all the salt we have in our diet these days. Great! Feb 20, 2014
                    Gayle E: Recommendation of veterinarian, since pricing was so low. Feb 19, 2014
                    Louise B: i take 1 capsule each time i take 3 capsules of magnesium for leg & foot cramps. Feb 18, 2014
                    Margaret M: Good general physical maintenance Feb 9, 2014
                    Vivian J: Good source of potassium to deal with issues such as muscles cramping. Feb 6, 2014
                    Ronald K: Leg cramps Jan 25, 2014
                    Bob M: Safe amoount of potassium for prevention of muscle cramps. Jan 12, 2014
                    Ruth C: I take potassium because my family has a history of low potassium Jan 11, 2014
                    Sandra F: I use this to avoid leg cramps. It works well. Jan 10, 2014
                    Joshua N: Potassium Citrate is an effective treatement for Calcium Oxalate kidney stones. The potassium citrate reacts with the calcium oxalate in an ion replacement reaction to form potassium oxalate. This allows the oxalate to solvate, this dissolving the kidney stones. Dec 28, 2013
                    Karen W: Good for leg cramps and helps in other body organs. And I malabsorb vitamins so I need this. Dec 18, 2013
                    Michael K: Great Product Dec 18, 2013
                    Karen D: I always take 99mg. of Potassium every day. I usually use this Brand. It is a great value. Dec 17, 2013
                    Karen M: Works well to keep me heart healthy! Dec 17, 2013
                    Dawn L: My Veterinarian recommended this for my male cat who forms crystals in his bladder, I'm to add a capsule to his food once a day. Hopefully this will do the trick since he refuses to eat the special diet food for his condition. Nov 27, 2013
                    Linda S: Vitamin Shoppe reputation and price. Nov 21, 2013
                    Marlene S: My dog gets 3 caps twice a day Nov 17, 2013
                    Margaret C: vet recommended Oct 17, 2013
                    Ryan S: Ran out Sep 29, 2013
                    Evonne V: I like to take potassium to balance my calccium and magnesium intake Sep 26, 2013
                    Sonja E: price and size Sep 21, 2013
                    Victoria B: I've been taking potassium for years ever since I was taken to the hospital and I had no potassium in my body at all. For some reason my body doesn't hold onto potassium. Sep 16, 2013
                    Holly A: "recommended by Ideal Protein diet" Sep 14, 2013
                    William T: used before Sep 13, 2013
                    samantha g: regulate bowels Sep 12, 2013
                    C. Deane H: Leg cramps Sep 4, 2013
                    Joan W: leg cramps Aug 31, 2013
                    paula l: Really helps with leg cramps. Good product. Aug 30, 2013
                    barbara l: I LACK POTASSIUM, ALSO READ GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS PRODUCT. Aug 30, 2013
                    Nancy J: I've used Vitamin Shoppe for years when I lived in Portland Oregon and could go there in person. When I moved to Missouri I was so bummed that I could not find one near where I lived. I was greatful to find out you were on line. I chose this bottle because it was a better value for the money. Aug 26, 2013
                    Jeffrey S: Wanted a good source of K and this was it! Aug 25, 2013
                    Helen G: it helps keep kidney stones from forming Aug 3, 2013
                    Nancy Evon B: found a need Jul 31, 2013
                    Thomas T: I like the big sizes, ~once a year order. Jul 29, 2013
                    Hytec E: the only company i can find that sells this and the price is great Jul 24, 2013
                    Kathie M: Low potassium Jul 23, 2013
                    Mary G: helps with nighttime leg pain. Use with calcium/magnesium. Jul 19, 2013
                    KAREN E. C: Helps in overall health. Jul 17, 2013
                    Susan B: Dr. recommended Jul 15, 2013
                    don g: great Jul 11, 2013
                    Brenda M: cramping muscles Jul 10, 2013
                    Analisa P: price and quantity Jul 8, 2013
                    Gaila S: Helps with muscle cramps, especially in the summer. Jul 5, 2013
                    Jeannie B: No nightly leg cramps. Jul 3, 2013
                    Nancy K: With calcium citrate helps preserve bone density. Jun 25, 2013
                    JOANN M: stops leg cramps and better than a bananna for those who can't eat them May 30, 2013
                    bonnie p: low sodium diet May 13, 2013
                    Joel R: It was suggested that I use this as a treatment for kidney stones. Since beginning the daily use my kidney stone probelm has been reduced considerably. I still pass a few stones, however their never very large or create problems---what a relief! May 6, 2013
                    Jeff L: used before May 1, 2013
                    Jan K: I get a lot of leg cramps, this along with calcium & magnesium citrate has helped Apr 30, 2013
                    Chana R: It helps keep potasium at healthy levels, Apr 18, 2013
                    erez c: a pharmacist recomended it to me for my problems,it does work very well for many years for me,have tried from other brands but this one is the best by far for me. Apr 15, 2013
                    Elizabeth L: Lowers blood pressure Mar 27, 2013
                    AnnMarie M: helps retain calcium Mar 26, 2013
                    MICHAEL T: good price Mar 24, 2013
                    Isaac C: My Doctor recommended for pain and muscle spasms. Mar 22, 2013
                    Laura-Jean M: Best price; high quality. Mar 22, 2013
                    Miriam S: I needed for joint pains Mar 19, 2013
                    Jim T: REORDER Mar 19, 2013
                    Sarah A: Chelated, good price Mar 19, 2013
                    Faye K: per doctor's instructions Mar 18, 2013
                    Benjamin C: supposedly helps with joint/muscle pains Mar 8, 2013
                    Janice M W: stopped my foot and leg cramps Feb 23, 2013
                    Teresa L: for potassium deficiency to relieve muscle soreness, cramping in legs, etc Feb 21, 2013
                    Rogene T: supposely may help with leg cramps Feb 17, 2013
                    Lisa Kay R: Dr. Oz recommends it to help boost fat loss with the ingredient in Citrimax. Feb 16, 2013
                    Allyn A: loosens cramps in legs Feb 14, 2013
                    RACHEL W: great for after a workout, esp calves, to keep pain down Feb 11, 2013
                    Ellen W: used before Feb 11, 2013
                    Robert E: capsule form difficult to obtain elsewhere Feb 10, 2013
                    Juliane H: I used to have bronchitis every six months until I had my potassium checked and found out it was low. I have not been in the hospital for bronchitis for 12 years and I was in every six months before that! Feb 8, 2013
                    Alice C: As the years have passed, I seem to have lost a lot of energy, and this has been a great help with that Jan 16, 2013
                    Linda D: We do not have enough potassium in our diets. Jan 15, 2013
                    Debbie S: I use this product to help with my never ending leg cramps. It seems to help. They aren't so never ending these days. Jan 10, 2013
                    Vickie H: Heard I should be taking the citrate form Jan 7, 2013
                    judy f: comes in capsules used for years Dec 31, 2012
                    Jennifer L: read the reviews going to try it , my dr said I have chronic low potassium levels Dec 31, 2012
                    Jane B: Have ordered at the Vitamin Shoppe nearby but cannot drive to the store Dec 23, 2012
                    Sherry M: my husband uses this and he can not do without it . Dec 23, 2012
                    Fred M: I take Potassium Citrate to help lower my blood pressure and because the citrate version of this mineral is easiest to digest with no upset stomach, though I take 16 99 mg capsules/day. Dec 22, 2012
                    Linda F: It helps my blood pressure. Dec 2, 2012
                    Linda T: Studies show men and women taking K-citrate supplement can reduce bone mineral density. Nov 30, 2012
                    Eugene L: I'm an old guy who got into YOGA a few years ago. After a hard class, muscles got sore. My therapist suggested I increase my Potassium and Calcium. This stuff works great! If I'm real sore, I'll do one morning, one evening; otherwise, once-a-day is fine! Nov 29, 2012
                    Brittany B: The citrate factor makes the potassium more absorbent. Nov 26, 2012
                    M.D. S: Satisfies need for extra potassium Nov 26, 2012
                    CHARLOTTE P: If you need extra potassium this is a great product Nov 12, 2012
                    A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: Dr has prescribed 5mg of potassium Citrate for the clearing of urine producing stones. Is this the same or more than the 5mg? Dec 31, 2013
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                    Tara B: I would like to add that all over-the-counter potassium is just 99 milligrams by law. This is why doctors tend to prescribe it for patients that need considerably more - so you don't have to take a lot of pills all day long. The doctors can also prescribe time-release potassium. However, as pointed out, prescriptions are expensive and often unnecessary when you can just buy the OTC version and take a few more pills. I have always found that time-release doesn't work very well anyway and spreading your potassium out throughout the day is the best way to take it to avoid gastric upset. Always take with food or a large glass of water unless instructed otherwise by your physician. Jan 4, 2014
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                    Janice S: My potassium levels were a little high so I now take only one 5mg of Potassium Citrate and 2 Magnesium Citrate tablets. I have had no stones since starting this regime. I wish they had just the citrate! Lemon juice is also a good source of citrate which is the magic ingredient against calcium deposits forming stones. Use dairy as a source of calcium---it does not form stones. Greens such as collards and mustards, calcium based antacids and calcium supplements can accumulate as kidney stones. if this has been a problem---make sure you know that calcium is the composition of your stones. Dec 31, 2013
                    Reply to Janice Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    Tara B: Your physician is unlikely to have prescribed such a tiny amount as 5 mg of this mineral. More likely, it was 5 mEq of potassium. To get the equivalent in milligrams you will need to know exactly which potassium your doctor recommends as each potassium has a different molecular weight and to convert mEq to milligrams you need to know the weight. The internet tells me that 5 mEq's of potassium citrate =540 milligrams of potassium citrate. But if your doctor indicated potassium chloride then 5 mEq = 320 milligrams. I hope this helps. Jan 1, 2014
                    Reply to Tara Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    Alice C: I am have a recurring kidney stone problem, so I can appreciate the question.
                    I have not found that this has increased my formation of stones.
                    The potassium Citrate I bought and pictured here is
                    99mg, so it would be more than the 5mg prescribed by
                    this person's doctor.
                    I am taking this, along with cranberry juice, daily,
                    and I have had no stone problems for the past 16 years, which for me, is almost a miracle
                    Dec 31, 2013
                    Reply to Alice Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    Fred D asked: I have been taking potassium citrate 1080 MG SA Tabs three times a day two caps at a time. That replaces "K citrate 20mg" given to me as a sample from my urologist. It was very expensive so it was switched to the 1080 MG SA tabs. Now, the question - how does Vitamin Shoppe Potassium Citrate 99mg compare to the others? Dec 17, 2013
                    Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (2) No (0)
                    A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: This product is sold as a capsule, can it be crushed or cut in half? Jan 18, 2014
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                    Diane D: I am not finding information on the website to explain what a capsule is. That would help.

                    Their capsules are actually clear tubes with powdered potassium citrate in it. You can open the tubes and pour out the powder, so this might work for what you have in mind. You could pour out half of the powder or any amount that you want. You could use the other end of the tube to pour an equal amount in both ends and get exactly half.

                    I very much like their vitamins.

                    Feel free to send more questions.
                    Jan 18, 2014
                    Reply to Diane Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    Sally N: It's a capsule. The powder inside can be emptied out, but it should NOT be divided in half. If you do so, you cannot be sure that you are truly getting half the dose, as the potassium may not be evenly distributed within the powder. If you need to take half this amount of potassium, look for a lower dose capsule or tablet. Jan 18, 2014
                    Reply to Sally Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    H G P: It appears that the 'plastic' outer coating can be twisted apart. Assuming the contents remain in a dry condition, I can only assume the contents could be separated in half. I didn't try it but would be happy to try one of the pills if requested. Jan 18, 2014
                    Reply to H G Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
                    John P: Don't know, but probably contains a powder. it probably can be taken every other day, and will have the same effect as one half per day. Jan 18, 2014
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                    Leslie A. M: Capsules can neither be crushed nor cut in half; they can be opened and the contents sprinkled. Jan 31, 2014
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